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11709.  (a) A dealer's established place of business, and other
sites or locations as may be operated and maintained by the dealer in
conjunction with his or her established place of business, shall
have posted, in a place conspicuous to the public in each and every
location, the license, or a true and exact copy of the license,
issued by the department to the dealer and to each salesperson
employed by the dealer and shall have erected or posted thereon signs
or devices providing information relating to the dealer's name and
the location and address of the dealer's established place of
business to enable any person doing business with the dealer to
identify him or her properly. A sign erected or posted pursuant to
this subdivision, on an established place of business, shall have an
area of not less than two square feet per side displayed and shall
contain lettering of sufficient size to enable the sign to be read
from a distance of at least 50 feet. This section shall not apply to
a dealer who is a wholesaler involved for profit only in the sale of
vehicles between licensed dealers.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 11704 and this section, a dealer may
display vehicles at a fair, exposition, or similar exhibit without
securing a branch license, if no actual sales are made at those
events and the display does not exceed 30 days.
   (c) A vehicle displayed pursuant to subdivision (b) or (e) shall
be identified by a sign or device providing information relating to
the dealer's name and the location and address of the dealer's
established place of business.
   (d) This section shall not be applicable to a dealer who deals
only in off-highway vehicles subject to identification, as defined in
Section 38012.
   (e) Notwithstanding Section 11704 and this section, a vessel
dealer may display a trailer and may sell a trailer in conjunction
with the sale of a vessel at a fair, exposition, or similar exhibit
without securing a branch license if the display does not exceed 30
days.

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